now on view

18 JUN. 2019 – 30 DEC. 2020

Greece
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The George Economou Collection is pleased to announce Jeff Wall’s first solo exhibition in Greece. Over the course of a nearly fifty-year career, the Canadian artist has revolutionized the conceptual and visual underpinnings of photography and pushed the medium into the centre of fine art practice. Since first presenting a photograph as a transparency in a lightbox in 1978, Wall has meticulously composed images that reflect and actualise specific social and historical narratives through a critical synthesis of pictorial strategies from both popular culture and classical painting.

Jeff Wall talk

Jeff Wall in discussion with curator Philipp Kaiser, and Skarlet Smatana, Director of the Economou Collection, at 6.30pm on 15th June

upcoming

Opening June 2021

Greece
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EN GR

The German sculptor Katharina Fritsch has made a significant contribution to visual art since the early 1980s. With distinctive cast forms painted in vivid colors, she has developed a specific sculptural lexicon encompassing a typology of everyday objects, animals, and humans, as well as installations based in the mythological and surreal. A master in the deployment of scale, Fritsch is known for installing her work in ways that demand our attention, typically leaving the sense of a resonant interior image or uncanny gestalt that is hard to dismiss or forget.